The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1434 1386 1162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.48% 15.05% 14.06%
As % of the Vendors category 31.43% 31.89% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 663 564
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £145 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 131 129
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £9.18 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £29.60 £34.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4563 4346 4101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.07% 47.18% 49.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2447 2189 2021
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £190 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 256 321
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire 0 388 £400 +6.60% 124
Hampshire -1 340 £362 +11.29% 119
Buckinghamshire +1 205 £309 -8.44% 55
Surrey 0 182 £400 +14.28% 124
Oxfordshire 0 125 £375 +33.92% 58
West Sussex -1 112 £415 +10.66% 24
East Sussex -6 46 £308 -12.14% 13
Kent -5 26 £325 -7.14% 30
Middlesex +2 13 £288 -28.12% 3
Sussex -4 1 £250 - 4
Isle of Wight - 1 £500 - 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 1092 (39.37%) Windows
2 1028 (37.06%) MS Excel
3 693 (24.98%) Active Directory
4 685 (24.69%) Security Cleared
5 637 (22.96%) MS Office
6 548 (19.75%) SQL
7 477 (17.20%) SC Cleared
8 436 (15.72%) ITIL
9 426 (15.36%) SQL Server
10 424 (15.28%) VMware
11 422 (15.21%) .NET
12 362 (13.05%) Finance
13 356 (12.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 356 (12.83%) Windows 7
14 307 (11.07%) C#
15 302 (10.89%) SharePoint
16 295 (10.63%) HP
16 295 (10.63%) Microsoft Certification
17 289 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
18 279 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
19 264 (9.52%) DV Cleared
19 264 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
20 258 (9.30%) Migration
21 257 (9.26%) MS Exchange
22 256 (9.23%) Project Management
23 248 (8.94%) Oracle
24 242 (8.72%) SCCM
25 232 (8.36%) Windows Server 2003
26 228 (8.22%) Linux
27 227 (8.18%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 302 (10.89%) SharePoint
2 257 (9.26%) MS Exchange
3 113 (4.07%) IIS
4 92 (3.32%) Lync
5 87 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
6 84 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 78 (2.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 51 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
9 47 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
10 44 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
10 44 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
11 39 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
12 29 (1.05%) CMS
13 28 (1.01%) IBM Notes
14 23 (0.83%) SAS
15 21 (0.76%) WebSphere
16 20 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 19 (0.68%) Node.js
18 17 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
19 16 (0.58%) Apache
Applications
1 1028 (37.06%) MS Excel
2 637 (22.96%) MS Office
3 188 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 165 (5.95%) MS Project
5 130 (4.69%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 19 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
9 11 (0.40%) InfoPath
10 10 (0.36%) AutoCAD
11 8 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.25%) PowerPivot
12 7 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
13 6 (0.22%) InDesign
14 4 (0.14%) SPSS
15 3 (0.11%) Open Workbench
16 2 (0.072%) Acrobat
16 2 (0.072%) RoboHelp
17 1 (0.036%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 173 (6.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.54%) SAP SRM
5 12 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 11 (0.40%) Primavera
7 9 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.29%) Maximo
8 8 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.11%) Summit
10 3 (0.11%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.11%) Changepoint
11 2 (0.072%) assyst
11 2 (0.072%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.072%) Endur
11 2 (0.072%) Oracle Financials
12 1 (0.036%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 74 (2.67%) Office 365
2 70 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.61%) SaaS
5 11 (0.40%) PaaS
5 11 (0.40%) Mimecast
6 9 (0.32%) IaaS
6 9 (0.32%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.11%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.072%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.036%) Taleo
9 1 (0.036%) SmartFocus
9 1 (0.036%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.036%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.036%) Boomi
9 1 (0.036%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 181 (6.52%) SAN
2 162 (5.84%) DNS
3 154 (5.55%) Firewall
4 124 (4.47%) TCP/IP
5 107 (3.86%) DHCP
6 95 (3.42%) Internet
7 93 (3.35%) WAN
8 92 (3.32%) LAN
9 71 (2.56%) VPN
10 55 (1.98%) SSL
11 48 (1.73%) VoIP
12 41 (1.48%) Wireless
13 35 (1.26%) SMTP
14 33 (1.19%) Network Security
15 31 (1.12%) Intranet
16 29 (1.05%) HTTP
16 29 (1.05%) NAS
17 28 (1.01%) iSCSI
17 28 (1.01%) ATM
18 26 (0.94%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (15.36%) SQL Server
2 115 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 106 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 101 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 81 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
6 76 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 60 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 56 (2.02%) Relational Database
9 55 (1.98%) Oracle Database
10 41 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 40 (1.44%) MySQL
12 39 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
13 30 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 23 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
15 22 (0.79%) MS Access
15 22 (0.79%) MongoDB
16 20 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
17 16 (0.58%) PowerCenter
17 16 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
18 15 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 103 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 96 (3.46%) Visual Studio
3 42 (1.51%) JIRA
4 38 (1.37%) Jenkins
5 36 (1.30%) Subversion
6 35 (1.26%) Git (software)
7 27 (0.97%) NUnit
7 27 (0.97%) Selenium
8 26 (0.94%) StarTeam
8 26 (0.94%) MSI
9 23 (0.83%) ClearCase
10 22 (0.79%) SoapUI
11 16 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
12 15 (0.54%) CruiseControl
13 14 (0.50%) GoogleTest
13 14 (0.50%) Axure RP
13 14 (0.50%) CppUnit
14 13 (0.47%) Maven
14 13 (0.47%) JUnit
15 10 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 362 (13.05%) Finance
2 205 (7.39%) Telecoms
3 71 (2.56%) Retail
4 57 (2.05%) Marketing
5 35 (1.26%) Banking
6 32 (1.15%) Publishing
7 27 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 25 (0.90%) Advertising
9 21 (0.76%) Military
10 18 (0.65%) Legal
11 16 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.54%) German Language
13 14 (0.50%) Back Office
14 10 (0.36%) Electronics
15 9 (0.32%) Games
16 8 (0.29%) Interactive Media
17 7 (0.25%) Local Government
17 7 (0.25%) Spanish Language
18 5 (0.18%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 572 (20.62%) Analyst
2 324 (11.68%) Developer
3 206 (7.43%) Architect
4 166 (5.98%) Support Engineer
5 149 (5.37%) Project Manager
6 146 (5.26%) Consultant
7 115 (4.15%) Administrator
8 109 (3.93%) Support Analyst
9 99 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 83 (2.99%) Business Analyst
11 82 (2.96%) .NET Developer
12 79 (2.85%) Desktop Support
13 75 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
14 72 (2.60%) Data Analyst
15 66 (2.38%) Service Analyst
16 63 (2.27%) Service Desk Analyst
17 60 (2.16%) 1st Line Support
18 59 (2.13%) Server Engineer
19 56 (2.02%) 3rd Line Support
20 55 (1.98%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 422 (15.21%) .NET
2 222 (8.00%) HTML
3 181 (6.52%) ASP.NET
4 150 (5.41%) XML
5 121 (4.36%) Web Services
6 99 (3.57%) CSS
7 91 (3.28%) .NET Framework
8 74 (2.67%) WCF
9 61 (2.20%) HTML5
10 60 (2.16%) jQuery
11 59 (2.13%) AngularJS
12 50 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web API
13 48 (1.73%) JSP
14 42 (1.51%) ASP.NET MVC
14 42 (1.51%) Application Packaging
15 40 (1.44%) Middleware
16 31 (1.12%) RESTful
17 30 (1.08%) WPF
18 28 (1.01%) SOAP
18 28 (1.01%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 289 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (3.93%) Management Information System
3 90 (3.24%) Clustering
4 71 (2.56%) User Experience
5 63 (2.27%) PKI
6 62 (2.24%) Blackberry
7 45 (1.62%) Replication
8 35 (1.26%) Client/Server
9 34 (1.23%) NHS
10 33 (1.19%) Open Source
11 25 (0.90%) Social Media
12 24 (0.87%) Mobile App
13 23 (0.83%) Private Cloud
13 23 (0.83%) Computer Science
14 21 (0.76%) CMDB
15 18 (0.65%) Visualisation
16 17 (0.61%) Data Integration
16 17 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (0.58%) Data Structures
17 16 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1092 (39.37%) Windows
2 356 (12.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 356 (12.83%) Windows 7
3 232 (8.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 228 (8.22%) Linux
5 210 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 145 (5.23%) UNIX
7 133 (4.79%) Windows XP
8 56 (2.02%) Windows 8
9 46 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (0.97%) Solaris
11 26 (0.94%) Windows 2000
12 25 (0.90%) AIX
13 23 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
14 22 (0.79%) Apple iOS
15 20 (0.72%) Android
16 15 (0.54%) CentOS
17 13 (0.47%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.40%) Windows NT
19 10 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (15.72%) ITIL
2 279 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
3 258 (9.30%) Migration
4 256 (9.23%) Project Management
5 214 (7.71%) CRM
6 179 (6.45%) PRINCE2
7 135 (4.87%) Configuration Management
8 125 (4.51%) Business Intelligence
9 115 (4.15%) Service Management
10 110 (3.97%) Change Management
11 108 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 108 (3.89%) Scrum
12 99 (3.57%) MVC
13 83 (2.99%) Service Delivery
13 83 (2.99%) Data Migration
14 78 (2.81%) Test Scripting
15 76 (2.74%) Data Analysis
15 76 (2.74%) Knowledge Management
16 69 (2.49%) Validation
17 67 (2.42%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 548 (19.75%) SQL
2 307 (11.07%) C#
3 209 (7.53%) PowerShell
4 192 (6.92%) JavaScript
5 100 (3.60%) VBScript
6 86 (3.10%) VB
7 83 (2.99%) Java
8 77 (2.78%) T-SQL
9 64 (2.31%) C
10 62 (2.24%) VBA
11 56 (2.02%) C++
12 29 (1.05%) VB.NET
13 28 (1.01%) PHP
13 28 (1.01%) Python
14 27 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 24 (0.87%) Shell Script
16 20 (0.72%) Ruby
17 16 (0.58%) Perl
18 13 (0.47%) X++
19 10 (0.36%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 685 (24.69%) Security Cleared
2 477 (17.20%) SC Cleared
3 295 (10.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 264 (9.52%) DV Cleared
5 197 (7.10%) Degree
6 141 (5.08%) MCSE
7 110 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
8 101 (3.64%) MCITP
9 88 (3.17%) ISTQB
10 81 (2.92%) MCP
11 68 (2.45%) ISEB
12 62 (2.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 60 (2.16%) CCNA
13 60 (2.16%) MCSA
14 39 (1.41%) MCTS
15 38 (1.37%) CCNP
16 35 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 31 (1.12%) CISSP
18 30 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 23 (0.83%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (3.35%) SLA
2 72 (2.60%) QA
3 22 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 21 (0.76%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.25%) COBIT
7 7 (0.25%) HL7
8 6 (0.22%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.14%) DICOM
9 4 (0.14%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.14%) COSO
9 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.072%) P3O
12 1 (0.036%) GAMP
12 1 (0.036%) GCP
12 1 (0.036%) GMP
12 1 (0.036%) BS15000
12 1 (0.036%) TickIT
System Software
1 693 (24.98%) Active Directory
2 264 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (6.74%) Hyper-V
4 79 (2.85%) vSphere
5 52 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 47 (1.69%) XenApp
7 44 (1.59%) XenDesktop
8 43 (1.55%) VMware ESX
9 20 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
10 17 (0.61%) ISA Server
11 16 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 12 (0.43%) Terminal Services
13 12 (0.43%) UAG
14 10 (0.36%) NFS
15 9 (0.32%) XenServer
16 7 (0.25%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.25%) Firmware
17 6 (0.22%) DFS Replication
18 5 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 242 (8.72%) SCCM
2 98 (3.53%) SCOM
3 49 (1.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 48 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
5 36 (1.30%) SCSM
6 32 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 30 (1.08%) WSUS
8 27 (0.97%) Tivoli
9 22 (0.79%) SCOrch
10 21 (0.76%) OVSD
11 18 (0.65%) NetBackup
12 17 (0.61%) WMI
12 17 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
12 17 (0.61%) Puppet
13 16 (0.58%) SCVMM
14 15 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
15 13 (0.47%) Backup Exec
15 13 (0.47%) ARCserve
15 13 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 11 (0.40%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 424 (15.28%) VMware
2 295 (10.63%) HP
3 248 (8.94%) Oracle
4 227 (8.18%) Citrix
5 197 (7.10%) Cisco
6 92 (3.32%) SAP
7 75 (2.70%) Dell
8 71 (2.56%) NetApp
9 70 (2.52%) Red Hat
10 54 (1.95%) IBM
11 53 (1.91%) McAfee
12 51 (1.84%) Remedy
13 48 (1.73%) Symantec
14 38 (1.37%) CA
15 37 (1.33%) Juniper
16 35 (1.26%) Business Objects
16 35 (1.26%) CheckPoint
17 30 (1.08%) Apple
17 30 (1.08%) F5
18 29 (1.05%) EMC
Reading, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £100 to £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18.55 per hour + n/a
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + benefits, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Talent International
Rate: £200 - £225 per month
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 350-425 a day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour + Uplift
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £20 - £35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 Per Day Ltd Co
Posted: Yesterday